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Detention hearings set for Kauffman, four co-defendants in 2012 Linwood killing

Detention hearings will be held Thursday for four people accused in the deadly enterprise that allegedly led to April Kauffman’s death. A fifth is set for a week later. Egg Harbor Township endocrinologist James Kauffman was allegedly in a partnership with the violent Pagan’s motorcycle club, which had him getting paid for providing them with Oxycontin prescriptions. In seeking a divorce from the doctor, April Kauffman threatened to expose what she learned of the illegal
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Van stolen from Atlantic City found in Millville

A van stolen from a driveway in Atlantic City’s Venice Park on Monday morning was found in Millville. The gray 2004 Toyota Sienna was taken from Erika Gonzalez’s driveway sometime after 2:30 a.m. Monday, she figures. When she went to leave her home in the city’s Venice Park section at about 5 a.m., she discovered it wasn’t there. Her husband’s car had also been ransacked, but nothing taken, she said. Police confirmed the van has
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James Kauffman charged with murder in wife’s death

Eight charged in connection with April Kauffman’s killing A suspended Egg Harbor Township doctor who pulled a gun when law enforcement came with search warrants last summer is now charged in his wife’s 2012 killing. April Kauffman’s death was the result of a murder-for-hire that included a long-term alliance between the former doctor and the Pagan motorcycle gang, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said during press conference Tuesday. “He has consistently denied any involvement in
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Former police officer, co-defendant ordered held pending trial in heroin case

Two men arrested with more than 5,200 bags of heroin have been ordered held pending trial. Michael Stewart, 58, was driving in Atlantic City, when police pulled him over and allegedly found seven bricks of heroin — or 350 individual bags. His passenger, 46-year-old Peter Whitted, had 550 bags on him, according to the charges. Inside the car, police found 87 more bricks. That’s 4,350 bags, for a total of 5,250 bags. Stewart has a
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Atlantic City man charged in Fox Manor shooting

An Atlantic City man has been charged in a shooting that wounded a man outside the Fox Manor on Saturday night. Police were called to the scene, where a 36-year-old man was found shot, and rushed him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Kwan Levy, 43, was found in a motel across the street. The man, who is in a wheelchair, was seen being taken into custody at the scene. He is
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Teen arrested in theft of unmarked NJ State Trooper’s vehicle

State Police arrested a teen for allegedly stealing an unmarked trooper’s vehicle, then using it in several crimes. The car was reported stolen from the trooper’s driveway Sunday morning at about 9:40 a.m. By then, State Police say, it already had been used in four crimes. At 5:45 a.m., a truck driver was stopped by the vehicle as he drove south on the New Jersey Turnpike near Interchange 10, police said. The suspect tried to
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Mays Landing man arrested in August shooting that wounded Atlantic City man

A Mays Landing man has been arrested in an August shooting that wounded a man in Atlantic City. A four-month investigation by the department’s Violent Crimes Unit led to a warrant issued Wednesday for Seifulah Abdullah in the Aug. 27 shooting of a 21-year-old Atlantic City man. The victim, whose name was not released, walked into the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus about a half-hour after the fatal shooting of Deshawn
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Man injured working on car in EHT Walmart parking lot

A man was injured while working on a car in the Walmart parking lot in Egg Harbor Township, police said. Joseph McGowan, 44, of Absecon, was trying to fix his car when the vehicle rolled off the jack and on top of him. People at the scene got the car off of McGowan before police arrived, police said. McGowan was seriously injured, and was treated at the scene by members of the Egg Harbor Township
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Two charged with felony murder in Atlantic City killing

An Atlantic City man already jailed in a string of home invasions is now one of two men charged with felony murder. Ba’shawn Whitted-Scott, 25, is accused in the Aug. 27 killing of Deshawn Dawkins, 27, who was found shot in the first block of South Virginia Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. He and Brian Richardson, 26, also of Atlantic City, fatally shot Dawkins during a robbery, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Richardson is
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Resolution will protect Atlantic City if Bayview motel needs to be demolished

Atlantic City is making sure the absent owner of a motel twice struck by fire won’t get the insurance money and run. A resolution before City Council sets demolition of the Bayview Inn & Suites at $300,000. But the vote at Wednesday’s meeting is not to actually demolish the dilapidated motel, Licensing and Inspection Director Dale Finch explained. Instead, it’s meant to protect the city from being stuck with the bill for those costs. Currently, an
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